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A Very Long Engagement: A Novel - Japrisot, Sébastien
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A Very Long Engagement: A Novel - Paperback

2004, ISBN: 9780312424589

Hardcover, ID: 264595100

Island Books, 1998-09-08. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 0440225779 Amazon Review "Trolls, he thought. That's what it was. Religious people believed God ran the world. Atheists figured it was indifferent nature. But it was trolls. Sadistic little homunculi in leather jackets with lots of zippers. Hiding behind the scrim of being. Working the machinery to maximize human suffering for their own amusement." A wealthy Hollywood cowboy-cum-movie-producer travels to England in the hope of seeing a ghost, or a voice from beyond: "Something uncanny, you know. Anything. One lousy uncanny thing." He hangs out with a marvelous old woman--a professional skeptic armed with a sword cane and an ever-puffing pipe with a skull-shaped bowl--and the other staff of a semi-tabloid rag called Bizarre! He meets the woman of his dreams, who is billed as being utterly inaccessible and frigid to boot. Then before you can say "conspiracy theory," Andrew Klavan has whipped all of them into a humorous confection with elements of German romantic art, English Gothic architecture, 19th-century ghost stories, Norse mythology, South American cult leaders, Nazi witchcraft, and the Holy Grail. Even the ghost of M.R. James has a key role in the plot. It's not a deep novel--you get the sense that Klavan doesn't take one iota of it seriously--but it's good supernatural fun. --Fiona Webster --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Library Journal Few people can resist a ghost story, and this one by two-time Edgar Award winner Klavan (True Crime, LJ 4/15/95) is bewitching. Set in England, with the requisite crumbling abbey haunted by a nun, it concerns a man's demonic quest for eternal life. Klavan updates the old-fashioned ghost story to include a Hollywood producer protagonist, the Nazi theft of some of Europe's best art, and a religious cult. The plot moves forward smoothly, the characters are plausible, and the literary quotes are enriching. Most noteworthy, though, is the structure: The story line is interrupted several times by ancient ghost stories. Intriguing in their own right, they also hold important clues to the current mystery's solution. Recommended for most collections. -?Dorothy S. Golden, Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition., Island Books, 1998-09-08, US: Picador. Book Description Set during and after the First World War, A Very Long Engagement tells the story of a young woman's search for her fiancé, whom she believes might sti ll be alive despite having officially been reported as "killed in the line of duty." Unable to walk since childhood, fearless Mathilde Donnay is undet erred in her quest as she scours the country for information about five wou nded French soldiers who were brutally abandoned by their own troops. A Ver y Long Engagement is a mystery, a love story, and an extraordinary portrait of life in France before and after the War. Editorial Reviews Review January 1917: five French soldiers are marched to their own front lines whe re they will be tossed out into no man's land with their hands tied behind their backs and left for the Germans to shoot. They were, in civilian life, variously a pimp, a mechanic, a farmer, a carpenter, and a fisherman; now they are condemned because each had sought to leave the war by shooting him self in the hand. Taken to a godforsaken trench nicknamed Bingo Crépuscule, the five are reluctantly sent out into the darkness; days later, five bodi es are recovered and the families are notified, merely, that the men died i n the line of duty. August 1919: Mathilde Donnay receives a letter from a dying man. In it, the former soldier tells her that he met her beloved fiancé, the fisherman Manech, shortly before he died. Mathilde goes to meet Sergeant Daniel Esperanza at his hospital and there hears the story of the execution. She also receives a package with a photograph of the men and copies of their last letters. As Mathilde reads and re . Paperback. 2004. Good., Picador, 2004

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2004, ISBN: 9780312424589

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Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Bantam Books, 1984. Young adult romance, Special book fair edition. Condition is fine, light edge wear, heavy tanning to inside of book,no creases, cover is bright and glossy.Bem It seems a simple request. The Pandronians have petitioned to send a representative to observe a Federation crew carrying out a survey mission. So Commander Ari bn Bem joins Captain Kirk to evaluate aboriginal life forms of undetermined intelligence and accomplishments on planet Delta Theta Three. There, the trouble begins with an omniscient entity. Lynn and her family go to a beach house and they see that another family is there. Well, at first their uncomfterable with the idea but then they get used to it, so the other family stays there with Lynn's. Jody (a boy, not a girl) likes Lynn, but she doesnt like him. After a while, they start going out. First Printing. Soft Cover. Fine., Bantam Books, 1984, New York, New York, U.S.A.: Picador USA, 2004 Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing or tears. 327 pages - Now a major motion picture from Amelie’s director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and featuring Audrey Tautou and Jodie Foster comes a very different love story: A Very Long Engagement based on the acclaimed novel by Sébastien Japrisot A runaway bestseller in France and winner of the 1991 Prix Interallié, Sébastien Japrisot’s novel about World War I was acclaimed as a latter-day War and Peace by The New York Times. Set during and after the First World War, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT is the tale of a young woman’s search for her fiancé who she believes might still be alive despite having officially been reported as killed in the line of duty. Unable to walk since childhood, fearless Mathilde Donnay is undeterred in her quest as she scours the country for information about five wounded French soldiers who were brutally abandoned by their own troops. A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENTis a mystery, a love story, and an extraordinary portrait of life in France before and after the War. Annotation A runaway bestseller in France, this stunning novel about love and war has been compared to War and Peace by the Los Angeles Times. Cinematic in sweep and emotional impact, the novel is both an absorbing mystery and a playful study of the different ways one story can be told. . Trade Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Picador USA, 2004

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A Very Long Engagement
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Japrisot, Sebastien; Japrisot, Sa(c)Bastien

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A Very Long Engagement

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A runaway bestseller in France when it was first published ten years ago, this irresistible novel set during the aftermath of World War I is reissued. "A classic mystery . . . Only the best historical fiction can make the journey into a distant time and return with a believable sense of how things really were. This novel does it."--Paul Watkins, "Washington Post Book World."

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780312424589
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0312424582
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 2004
Publisher: PICADOR
336 Pages
Weight: 0,333 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0312424582

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-312-42458-2, 978-0-312-42458-9


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